The Orion

Social media and narcissism: an unwitting duo

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Reed Mccoy

February 12, 2019

The rise of social media is easily one of the most significant changes to have happened in this generation. With all the good, there is also bad. How often have you seen people you know become obsessed with their social media page? By that, I mean it has affected their personality to the point they be...

Facebook doesn’t mean fact

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Nicole Henson

January 24, 2017

The public has taken it upon themselves to create a news source out of none other than their own opinions, and it’s spreading like wildfire because of social media.Facebook stories that say climate change is a trick pulled on us by the Chinese may sound like an obvious hoax to most. Still, when it comes to politics ...

Screen junkies killing time

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Kyra Stemplinger

January 23, 2017

Free time in the modern age is nothing but an interruption in our phone time. Enjoying anything without texting, tweeting or snapping is a rarity these days, and I’ve been guilty of this crime myself.The four most common phone time wasters all present the same message to keep people connected and infor...

Social media more powerful than you think

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Sam Rios

March 3, 2016

Damn Daniel. Listen intently and you may hear these words spoken in the distance. Maybe yelled, maybe whispered. Either way, this phrase heard ‘round the web is a reference to the series of Snapchat videos that’s releasing its rage onto the internet. The short clips were composed into one video, whi...

Love is color blind

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Brittany Mcclintock

February 16, 2016

I’ve dated my fair share of boys. However, I’ve maybe only dated one guy that was the same ethnicity as me. My friends always joke that I only date black guys, which isn’t necessarily true, but close enough. I do find myself in interracial relationships rather often. People tend to...

I love the ’90s

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Brittany Mcclintock

February 8, 2016

Being a ‘90s baby, I’ve always been a little biased of my decade. I believe the 1990s was the greatest decade to live in and most of my friends agree. Why? Because they’re also ‘90s babies. But it’s not just my circle of friends that agree with me that the ‘90s were the greatest years...

Modern culture romanticizes prescription pills

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Katelyn Martin

November 17, 2015

Prescription pills are over-romanticized in modern culture through popular music and social media platforms such as Tumblr and Instagram.There are photos of handfuls of pills and glitter and poems about the use of drugs that grace Tumblr dashboards with the words “beautiful” and “tragi...

Dating hashtags are annoying, hollow

Veronica De La Cruz

August 27, 2014

Hilarious memes and hashtags are constantly changing trends in the social media world. While I usually enjoy most of these amusing trends, I'd be lying if I said that I was a fan of the latest Man Crush Monday and Woman Crush Wednesday hashtags. The way it works is that every Monday women will post a pictur...

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